Hello again. I can hardly believe it’s Easter again, as the last year has whizzed by. I remember last year when our church was not allowed to open, and our pastor did his service from home, so we could watch it online. This year we are rather more fortunate, as churches are allowed to open. As the restrictions have relaxed, we are now free to leave our immediate area to travel to Eccles, where we will be attending our church for the first time in months. And what a good time to go back! The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the central fact of Christian history. The church is built on it; without it there would be no Christian church today. We have a God who became human, literally died for His people and was raised again to power and glory, to rule His church forever.
Because of the resurrection, we know our world is now headed for redemption, not disaster. God’s mighty power is at work, destroying sin and preparing us for Jesus’s second coming.
Because of the resurrection, we know that death has been conquered and we too will be raised from the dead to live forever with Christ.
The resurrection assures us that Christ is alive and real. God’s power that brought Jesus back from the dead is available to us so that we can live for Him in an evil world.